There are many different versions of the supervisory skills exam. The purpose of these assessments is to test your ability and willingness to perform the tasks inherent in a supervisory job. You will face questions that measure your comprehension of the principles, behaviors and practices of successful supervisors. The focus is on leadership.
In the field of management testing, a dozen basic competencies are highlighted:
Most supervisory assessments are composed of two sections:
An aptitude test is an important part of almost all managerial exams. While the cognitive test questions vary from one supervisory assessment to another, generally these topics will be covered:
Personality exams are used to determine the candidate whose behavioral traits are best suited for the particular organization as well as for the specific supervisory position. Most managerial personality tests are based on the Big Five Model, comprised of the five primary personality elements: Agreeableness, Emotional Stability, Conscientiousness, Openness and Extroversion.
When taking the personality exam, you can expect to find a myriad of short statements. Every statement carries a series defining the degree to which the statement refers to your attitudes and behaviors. The alternatives range from strongly disagree to strongly agree.